MS Am 1627
Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster), 1895-1983. R. Buckminster Fuller collection,
Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Call No.: MS Am 1627
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster), 1895-1983.
Title: R. Buckminster Fuller collection,
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.25 linear feet)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Collection of materials by and about American architect and futurist, R. Buckminster
60M-122. Gift of Dorothy Morse Howe [Mrs. Carleton G. Howe]; received: 1961 January.
Dorothy Morse Howe (Mrs. Carleton G. Howe) was a friend of Fuller's, who assembled
these materials and donated them to Houghton. Fuller requested they come to Houghton
due to the other Fuller family collections held here [see item (11) below for correspondence
between donor Dorothy Howe and McGeorge Bundy of Harvard University. ].
Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt
There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open
R. Buckminster Fuller Collection, 1928-1961 (MS Am 1627). Houghton Library, Harvard
Richard Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983) was an American architect, systems theorist,
author, designer, inventor, and futurist. Fuller was the son of Richard Buckminster
Fuller and Caroline Wolcott Andrews. He attended, but was expelled from Harvard College.
Buckminster Fuller was a descendant of transcendentalist Margaret Fuller and also
of Unitarian clergyman Arthur Buckminster Fuller.
Arranged alphabetically by author or title.
Includes: a mimeograph copy of Fuller's 4D Time Lock, with an autograph inscription, signed to Dot Morse [Dorothy Morse Howe] and Dick
Morse, with designs and explanations for his Dymaxion house; also contains correspondence,
clippings about Fuller, blueprints, and printed ephemera concerning Fuller and his
4D Company inventions, and Dymaxion architecture projects. Includes a letter from
Fuller to Eleanor Roosevelt, and letters to others.
- (1). 4D Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion House Wadsworth Athena Hartford, Conn : reprint, 1929. 1 folders
Advertisement for museum exhibit.
- (2). Advertisements for the integrated bathroom, 1937. 1 folders
- (3). ... And a striking answer : printed article, 1932 July 1. 1 folders
Article from Fortune. Text concerns architecture including the Dymaxion House. Includes many photomechanical prints.
- (4). Clippings about R. Buckminster Fuller, 1959 and undated. 1 folders
- (5). Dymaxion car papers, undated. 1 folders
Includes blueprints (reprographic copies) of mechanical drawings of the design, a chart comparing the Dymaxion car to the Ford V8 sedan, and a photograph of a drawing of the "Dymaxion transport."
- (7). Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster),1895-1983. Copy of letter to Robert C. Derrick, 1930. 1 folders
Includes autograph manuscript note to Dorothy Morse Howe.
- (8). Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster),1895-1983. Copy of letter to Mrs. Lyman Gale, 1930. 1 folders
- (9). Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster),1895-1983. Letters to Dorothy Morse Howe, 1930-1938. 1 folders
- (10). Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster),1895-1983. Copy of letter to Eleanor Roosevelt, 1936. 1 folders
Also includes appended typescript report he calls "brief analysis of the history and certain clarifying definitions of the
true mass production house..."
- (11). Howe, Dorothy Morse. Correspondence with McGeorge Bundy, 1961 January. 1 folders
Letter from Howe explaining history of donation of these papers to Harvard and also
her relationship with Fuller. Bundy writes as Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science
of Harvard University.
- (12). Life presents R. Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion world : reprint, undated. 1 folders
- (13). Sherman, Roger W. Memorandum: Organization and activities of Telefacture, Incorporated : mimeograph copy, 1938. 1 folders
Multi-page document concerning the pre-fabricated bathroom unit invented by Fuller.
- (14). Starling Burgess and Buckminster Fuller invite you to be present at the initial demonstration
of the Dymaxion car ... : invitation, 1933 July 21. 1 folders